Jury Finds Madden NFL Programmer Can Proceed With Case Against Electronic Arts
June 21, 2013 – A California jury found today that Robin Antonick, the programmer behind the original Madden NFL videogame, filed his case on time—rejecting game maker Electronic Arts’ argument that Antonick’s claim had expired. The case alleges that Antonick is owed millions of dollars in royalties for EA’s continuing use of his original software. EA argued that Antonick failed to bring his case within the statute of limitations and should be barred from going forward with his claims. The jury’s verdict means that Antonick’s case can go to trial on the actual merits of his claims, with trial scheduled to begin July 1, 2013. Read more about the case.